6. What is the Officer's Club?
The Officer's club is a special, FREE, bonus for ordering the game before February 11th from participating retailers (EAStore, Gamestop, and EB). Here's what you get in the kit:
Â» Secret Code that unlocks a couple of exclusive in-game elements for multiplayer games.
Â» You get a unique Officers Club medal icon that is displayed prominently next to your name in the lobby as well as on your persona page.
Â» You also get an exclusive Officers Club flag that will fly above your Command Center during online multiplayer games.
Â» Interactive CD-ROM with concept art, movies, music and more.
Â» Fold out cards with Generals map strategies and tech trees.
7. What's going on with the ladder?
In Generals, there is once again an Official Ladder - that is, sponsored by EA and this time run by CasesLadder.
However, this time the fans have the ability to set up their own ladders using a 'Ladder Kit' provided by EA-P, and to run the ladder independantly - banning, resetting scores and so on of their own accord.
25 fansites (with more joining each week), with varying nationalities, are all working as one united team to create the best ladder possible, and all will be revealed soon...hint:
http://www.generalsladder.com - other ladders, from ClanWars, and TWarfare for example, are also in planning, and Clan Wars has recently put up a report-based
12. Argh, what's wrong with my account? It's against me!
When you go to create an account you have to realize that you are creating an account with GameSpy Industries, NOT EAP / Westwood.
If you already have an email account registered with FilePlanet, ForumPlanet, GameSpy Arcade, etc. then you already have your own Generals account.
If you are registered with GameSpy, all you have to do is enter the email that you registered with GameSpy and then the password that you use with them.
That will allow you to enter. If you try to re-register using the email account that you've registered with GameSpy it will tell you that your password is wrong or that it is unable to create your account.
So again, only register a new account if you have never registered with GameSpy before. Otherwise, use the email address that you provided to GameSpy and the password for your GameSpy login.
To disable the shellmap (background animation) and opening movies, add -quickstart to this command line. It should look as follows, with the location dependant on your PC - I've used an XP-like set-up.
17. How do I use the Communicator? Adding a Buddy: Make sure you are in the same Lobby as the person you wish to add, and then right click their name. In the menu that appears, click 'Add'. This will trigger that person's Communicator, and then they approve your request and then they have to add you - approve their request. Now their name will appear in your Communicator, and to talk to them, left click their name and enter your text in the field, and hit Enter.
To ignore or disapprove, simply do the same as above but choose the "Ignore" option.